December 5th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter | College of Communication & Information | Kent State University

December 5th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter

Here are the diversity updates for this week.

Please contact Amanda Leu at aromansk@kent.edu with questions.

This will be the last CCI Diversity Newsletter for Fall 2017.

 

ANNUAL REPORT & OPEN FORUM

 

Wednesday, December 6th

10-11:30AM

310AB Kent Student Center

 

Want to learn about the LGBTQ Student Center? Are you curious of what the Center is working on? Do you want to give feedback or ideas? Want to learn how to get involved?

 

Join the LGBTQ Student Center for their annual report and open forum.

 

Refreshments provided. 

GRADUATE STUDENT SOCIAL

 

Wednesday, December 6th

5PM

310 Kent Student Center

 

Join the International Graduate Student Association for the end of semester Graduate Student Social.

 

Relieve your stress, enjoy free food, and play games with new friends.

STOLEN MOMENTS

Wednesday, December 6th

7:30PM

Blank Canvas Theatre

1305 West 80th St #211, Cleveland, OH

 

LGBT individuals have few occasions to learn from one another about their history. Understanding the past helps lay a strong foundation for the future.

 

Please join the LGBT Community Center's SAGE Program for Stolen Moments: Intergenerational LGBT Voices from Northeast Ohio, an evening of storytelling and conversation. Stolen Moments is a mixed-media production, including live actors, pre-recorded stories and more.

Click Here to Purchase Tickets

 

The event is appropriate for all ages. Students are encouraged to attend.

STRESS BUSTERS

Thursday, December 7th

1-3PM

024 Kent Student Center

 

Relax and prepare for finals with the LGBTQ Student Center. They will have crafts, games, and music.

 

If you need any accommodations, please contact the LGBTQ Student Center at LGBTQSC@kent.edu in advance.

STUDY BREAK

Thursday, December 7th

3-5PM

206 Kent Student Center

 

Join the Student Multicultural Center for an End Of Semester Study Break.

 

Come to the SMC for fun, laughs, and games. 

EMBRACE YOUR VOICE

Tuesday, December 12th (First Meeting)

2PM

Williamson House

Biweekly meetings during the Spring semester

 

Are you interested in helping Kent State raise awareness and end sexual violence?

 

SRVSS is seeking interested students, faculty, and staff for their Sexual Assault Awareness Month committee as they prepare and plan for this upcoming April 2018. They have some exciting ideas to share and look forward to hearing what ideas you all will bring to the table.

April 1-7: Intersectionality Week                             April 8-14: Men Against Violence

April 15-21: Violence in the Workplace               April 22-28: Kent State Stands Up

 

Click Here to Sign Up for the Planning Committee 

KARAMU YA WAHITIMU/CELEBRACIÓN DE LOS GRADUADOS

 

Thursday, December 14th

6PM

Kent State Ballroom

 

Karamu is a pre-commencement celebration and final Rights of Passage graduation ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of all graduating African American, Native American, and Latino/Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students.

 

All are welcome to attend this event to support and celebrate with our students.

THIRD FRIDAY OUT!

Friday, December 15th

5-7PM
Panini’s Bar & Grill

 

Join the LGBTQ Student Center and Spectrum for a social gathering of graduate students, staff, faculty, and the community. 

MLK DAY OF SERVICE

Monday, January 15th

Various Sites and Times

 

Harnessing the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement invite all within the Kent community to take the time to better our world. Instead of a "day off," let's get together as a community and share a "day on," serving the needs of others.

 

Service sites are being confirmed now. More will be added as they become available.

 

Click Here to Register

SAVE THE DATE!

2018 SPIRIT OF WOMEN IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE (SWIB)

 

Thursday, March 8th

 

Bec Pfeifer, Central Market People Leader at PwC, will present, "Leading and Empowering Multi-Generational Teams." Her talk will focus on recruiting and retaining millennial employees while providing insights on the importance of adaptation with a multi-generational workforce.

 

Attendees will learn how PwC has adapted its work environment to engage all generations and will obtain practical ideas to increase collaboration and improve business outcomes. Read more here.

 

Click Here to Register

SMC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

The Student Multicultural Center will initiate its first SMC Leadership Council during the Spring 2018 semester. The leadership council is an opportunity for a diverse group of undergraduate students to come together to advance the mission of the SMC.

Specifically, they are looking for students who are:

·Allies and/or advocates who support the mission of the Student Multicultural Center

·Interested in finding a way to connect to the Student Multicultural Center

·Passionate about efforts to increase cultural affirmation

·Eager to increase student engagement and involvement within the SMC

Click Here to Apply 

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS – THE KENT STATER

 

The Photo Director, Austin Mariasy, is working on a photo project to help in this cause. If you are the victim of sexual assault and wish to tell your story on a public platform to help others feel comfortable coming forward and to tell other people “you are not alone”, please reach out to Austin at amariasy@kent.edu or 567-277-2991
 

Disclaimer from Austin: This will be an emotional experience as I will ask you to remember the incident. I value your emotional and mental health more than I value my project. Please don’t reach out to me if your participation will negatively influence your mental health and safety. 

MOTHERS, MENTORS, AND MUSES NOMINATIONS

 

The Women’s Center is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Mothers, Mentors, and Muses awards.

 

Mothers, Mentors, and Muses is the Women’s Center's signature event that recognizes Kent State University female-identifying faculty or staff who have made a significant difference in the life of a student or colleague. More than 375 women across the university have received this honor. 

This award is intended to honor female-identifying faculty or staff of Kent State (with five or more years of service) who have served in any of three roles:

  • Mother – one who has helped “birth” ideas, thoughts and academic endeavors in others, or who serves as a nurturing individual to others.
  • Mentor – one who serves as a trusted counselor, colleague and/or role model.
  • Muse – one who inspires creativity and artistic/academic passion in others.

 

Click Here to Nominate a Faculty or Staff Member

 

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 –5-7:30PM
Mothers, Mentors & Muses: 9th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Reception

Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Smith, Former Senior Intelligence Service executive in the CIA and current Kent State faculty member 

VOLUNTEER FOR KARAMU

 

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer?

 

The Student Multicultural Center is looking for people to serve as Greeters, Ushers, and Floaters to assist with the Fall 2017 Karamu Ya Wahitimu/ Celebración de los Graduados on Thursday, December 14th.

If you are interested and would like more information, please email Ashley Williams

HELP START A KENT STATE CHAPTER OF NAMI

 

Please email bdayton@kent.edu if you are interested in helping start a NAMI chapter here at Kent State.

 

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental health conditions. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, support, and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all those in need.

 

“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.”

- Ani DiFranco, singer, guitarist, and songwriter